Sunday, 20 September 2015

Effective Communication - Young Dentist FMC Article

It's within the first few weeks of your foundation year - communicating well with your patients is something you may or may not feel that comfortable with yet. In my latest publication, I talk about an experience I had with a patient which taught the importance of good communication!

There is so much to learn during your BDS from microbiology to how to cut a crown prep to how to manage a medical emergency - communicating effectively can sometimes be glossed over. 

It is easy to assume that patients understand what we are saying when we tell them about their gum disease or decayed tooth, but sometimes this can trip you up.

Almost a year ago now, I learnt this in a experience with one particularly tricky patient and how I managed her complaint. As clinicians we can't always please everyone, but learning how manage these patients is an important skill. 

To read the full article click here

To read some of my other articles for the Young Dentist FMC, see here


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